Updated: Apr 8
Past President Dany Rochefort recently presented John Primpas of Dunkin' a Melvin Jones Fellowship in recognition of the Primpas’ family tradition of supporting the Norfolk Lions.
The Melvin Jones Fellowship was established in 1973 in response to Lions’ requests for a way to extend their commitment to Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) and to honor Melvin Jones, one of it’s founder. In 1917, Melvin Jones, a 38-year-old Chicago business leader, told members of his local business club they should reach beyond business issues and address the betterment of their communities and the world. Jones’ group, the Business Circle of Chicago, agreed and the Lions Club was born.